Economics

14.09.2013

Academics across Europe express outrage at Israeli/US pressure on EU

Academics across Europe express outrage at Israeli/US pressure on EU

Academics write to EU chief to demand no sell-out on settlment funding ban BRICUP and AURDIP | 12 September 2013 | Academics across Europe express outrage at Israeli/US pressure on EU Over 500 academics, including researchers from 13 European Union member… »

10.09.2013

Zero-hour contracts, the new UK fashion in workers exploitation

Zero-hour contracts, the new UK fashion in workers exploitation

A zero-hour contract is a type of contract used in the UK by an increasing number of firms which does not commit the employer to provide any specific work for the employee, who agrees to be available for work as and when required. Only hours that have been worked are… »

08.09.2013

‘Flying pickets’ swoop on London mining companies’ offices demanding justice for Colombian farmers

‘Flying pickets’ swoop on London mining companies’ offices demanding justice for Colombian farmers

By Colombia Solidarity Campaign A dozen ‘flying pickets’ visited the London offices of mining multinationals Glencore Xstrata, Anglo American and BHP Billiton yesterday, demanding that they abandon plans to evict the small farming community of Roche in Colombia. The three companies together own the massive Cerrejon… »

06.09.2013

Colombia: Agricultural strike persists

Colombia: Agricultural strike persists

Farmers and truckers protest against government agricultural and trade policies. An Aug. 19 strike has since erupted into hundreds of thousands of largely farmers and truckers protesting the government for its trade and agricultural policies, demanding changes such as cheaper gas and fertilizer, and crop subsidies. Protesters initially blockaded highways… »

18.08.2013

The Role of the State in Developing Countries under Attack from New FTAs

The Role of the State in Developing Countries under Attack from New FTAs

By Martin Khor In this column, Martin Khor, the executive director of the South Centre, warns that industrialised powers are taking aim against the role of the state in developing countries. GENEVA, Aug 17 2013 (IPS) – Two new trade agreements involving the… »

15.08.2013

Attitudes and Behaviours of Hong Kong’s Poorest

Attitudes and Behaviours of Hong Kong’s Poorest

April 10, 2013 Ipsos Media of Hong Kong released an overview of a survey that queried people aged 12-64 in Hong Kong. The survey was conducted year-round, and Ipsos spoke with 6,100 people to obtain the data, covering the January to December 2012 period. The idea was to… »

08.08.2013

Even Death Feels Weight of Crisis in Spain

Even Death Feels Weight of Crisis in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain, Aug 8 2013 (IPS) – Even in death, people in Spain cannot escape the economic crisis. Funeral services carry the highest VAT (value added tax) rate, alongside entertainment like nightclubs, and luxury products. “I paid over 7,000 euros (9,300 dollars) for my husband’s funeral, and it was a… »

02.08.2013

Ecuador implements strategy to eradicate extreme poverty

Ecuador implements strategy to eradicate extreme poverty

Eradicate extreme poverty amounting to 8.51 percent last June, and reduce it to seven points as income of the 23.69 percent, are two main goals of the Ecuadorian Strategy for Equality and Eradication of Poverty. This strategy will be coordinated and implemented by the Technical Secretariat for the… »

01.08.2013

Report Finds Pattern of Inequity in Development Aid

Report Finds Pattern of Inequity in Development Aid

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2013 (IPS) – Despite global efforts to provide development aid, the world’s poorest are getting poorer, says a new report by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD). “What we found through the research with people living in poverty is that overall, the most marginalised and… »

10.07.2013

Study confirms employees owned business model more efficient

Study confirms employees owned business model more efficient

In his speech at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum Roberto Bleuh, Chilean Entrepreneur, explained: ‘Considering the times of crisis in the economy, we believe it is right and necessary to incorporate the delivery of property to the worker, where the company’s employee participates not only through wages but also… »

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